Our Story

Just imagine if all decisions made were emphasized with morality spirituality and ethics!

Creating awareness of the moral dimension of decisions and the connected ethical challenges and responsibilities of professional roles is the mission of the Committee for the Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast.

With this vision in mind, in 1961, H. Roe Bartle, along with Clair Schroeder, founded the organization. The first Breakfast was held on February 22, 1962.

Each year, we are humbled with a presentation from a guest speaker inspiring those core values.
Jesse Owens, Jane Chu, Henry Bloch, Michael Oher, Bill Dunn, Sr., Buck O’Neil and Anita Gorman have been past speakers, to name a few.

Thousands of individuals have attended these annual breakfast events in Kansas City.

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